Devalsari... Come Visit This Picturesque Himalayan Paradise
Magnificent deodar forests...
The Nag Tibba peak looming in the background...
Songs of the birds...
Winding Himalayan rivulets...
Experience nature's silence...away from the maddening urban crowds.
Devalsari, tucked away in the Aglar Valley, in Tehri Garhwal District, the home of the Jaunpuri's. The snow-capped peaks of the Mahabharat range in the Middle Himalayas, looming in the distance, marvelous deodar, oak and rhododendron forest, surrounded by terrace fields of the villages of Bangsil, Mauldhar, Udarsu, Tewa, Untad, Butcot, Theek, Kinsu and Naogaon. The Pali Gad stream flows through Bangsil into the Aglar River, winding its way through a forest landscape with altitudes varying from 1,200 m at Thatyur up to 3,048 m at Nag Tibba, the highest peak in the area.
|Altitude||1,200 up to 3,048 m|
|Habitat||Reserved Forests of Devalsari and Magra. The forest consists primarily of Chir at lower altitudes at Magra and Deodar, Banj oak and Rhododendron forests with Moru oak at higher altitudes at Devalsari.|
|Best time to visit for trekking||March to July, September to December|
|Best time to visit for birds||October to May|
|Best time to visit for butterflies, moths & herpetofauna||April to October|
|Local festivals in Devalsari||Baisakhi in April and Buddhi Bagwali (Old Deepawali), celebrated one month after Deepawali.|
The Devalsari Environment Protection and Technology Development Society promotes Ecotourism and Conservation at Devalsari. The main aim is of the Society is to promote village-linked livelihoods while conserving the area's natural resources and retaining its traditional and cultural practices. The Society aims to promote ecotourism with nature and adventure tourism as its focus. The Society will promote bee keeping and support bee colony development by providing technical training and holding camps. Finally, the Society will promote production and marketing of local organic produce and natural honey.